Changed District Authorities for New Year’s Day –

News release – Mayor’s office


December 30, 2021


LaToya Foster (EOM)

(WASHINGTON DC) – Friday, December 31 and Saturday, January 1, the district government holds New Year’s Day. While some services will be affected, many district employees will continue to serve to maintain essential district activities.


COVID-19 test for DC residents

DC residents will have access to COVID-19 PCR and rapid antigen testing at the locations below. Test yourself DC drop-off boxes will remain open so residents can only drop off samples from 6 p.m. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Engine 4 is located at 2531 Sherman Ave NW. Engine 8 is located at 1520 C St SE. Engine 31 is located at 4930 Connecticut Ave NW. Engine 33 is located at 101 Atlantic St SE and Rumsey Aquatic Center is located at 635 North Carolina Ave SE.

More information can be found at

Access to emergency accommodation

All low-barrier shelters for individuals experiencing homelessness operate year-round and will remain open 24 hours a day, including 31 December and 1 January. Individuals seeking homelessness services should call the DC Shelter Hotline at 202-399-7093 from 6 p.m. : 00 – 12:00 or the mayor’s 24-hour city-wide call center at 311.

Shelters for residents experiencing homelessness

The Downtown Day Services Center (The Center) provides walk-in services to non-scheduled guests on Friday, December 31st. The center will be closed on Saturday, January 1st.

The opening hours of the Friday holidays are at 9.00 – 16.00. The Center operates with its pre-pandemic capacity, which means that a maximum of 120 guests are allowed in the Center at any given time. Access will be allowed on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests will be provided with a bracelet to be worn while in the center. Available walk-in services include showers, laundry, medical and mental health care, computer access, electronic / mobile device charging, housing case management, employment counseling, injury reduction services, legal counseling and other vital services. Full capacity lunch services will continue Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Masks must be worn and compliance with appropriate COVID-19 protocols must be followed.

Zoe’s Doors Youth Drop-In Center, located at 900 Rhode Island Avenue NE, will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) parks, playgrounds, athletics courts and courts will be open. All previously allowed events in these outdoor areas will take place as planned.


All departments for motor vehicles (DMV) locations will be closed Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st. Customers are encouraged to use online options by visiting

DistrictPublic COVID-19 Vaccination Clinicswill be closed from Friday, December 31st through Sunday, January 2nd.

District COVID-19 call centerclosed on Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January.

ThatThe employment service ‘The Navigation Call Center will be closed on Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st. Residents are encouraged to submit applications for unemployment insurance online at

DC Public Schools Meal Venueswill be closed from Friday 31st December and Saturday 1st January.

AllDPR after-school eaterieswill be closed on Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January. In addition, deliveries through the in-house COVID-19 program will be suspended on Friday, December 31st.

ThatSasha Bruce Youth Drop-In Centerfor district residents experiencing homelessness will be closed Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st.

DPR recreation and water centerswill be closed on Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January.

Department of Human ServicesThe Economic Security Administration Service Center will be closed on Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st.

DC Health & Wellness Center(77 P Street, NE) will be closed Friday, December 31st and Saturday, January 1st.

DC Public Library (DCPL)Locations in the neighborhood will be closed Friday, December 31st, Saturday, January 1st and Sunday, January 2nd. No COVID-19 tests or vaccines will be available on these dates. Digital services, including movies and databases, are available online at

ThatSTAY DC Call Centerwill be closed on Friday, December 31st. The center will reopen on Monday, January 3, with its normal opening hours from 8.00 to kl. 18. For more information, please visit


ThatDC Department of Public Works (DPW)Remediation services will be in effect on Friday 31 December and Saturday 1 January as planned.

There will be no drop-off service for citizens at Fort Totten Transfer Station on Friday, December 31st. The service will resume on Monday 3 January.

Hazardous household waste and unwanted electronic equipment are collected every Saturday between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m., excluding public holidays at Benning Road Transfer Station, 3200 Benning Road, NE. The first collection of hazardous household waste in 2022 will take place on Saturday, January 8, 2022.


ThatDistrict Department of Transportation (DDOT)will suspend construction and work zones for non-emergency work on roads, alleys and sidewalks within the district’s obligation to give way. This includes well access and construction-related deliveries. Approved construction activities can be resumed on Monday 3 January during the permitted working hours.

ThatDepartment of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA)does not normally permit construction on district holidays, and violations may result in a work stoppage order and may be subject to a $ 4,000 fine. No construction will be allowed on Friday, December 31 on the public holiday without a companion after-hours permit. Please report illegal construction by submitting an illegal construction request form or calling 311, visiting, texting DC311 or tweeting @ 311dcgov. DCRA offers many online services, tools and resources that enable customers to do business 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


DDOT will not perform any reversible lane operations during rush hour in the following corridors:

  • Canal Road between Chain Bridge and Foxhall Road, NW
  • Rock Creek Parkway (controlled by National Park Service)

The following ongoing lane restriction during the public health emergency remains in force:

  • Reversible lane operating during rush hour on Connecticut Avenue and 16th Street, NW, has been suspended.


All parking enforcement will be suspended on Friday, December 31, except for tram tickets and towing. On Saturday, January 1, 2022, all parking enforcement is suspended. Changed parking enforcement will take place on Sunday, January 2, including tram ticket and towing. All parking enforcement will resume on Monday, January 3rd.

All DC Circulator routes will run regularly, including late night flights on December 31st and January 1st.


Leave a Comment